With all of the amazing places on the East coast, choosing which place is going to be the location of your new home is no easy feat. From the ocean shore to lush green spaces, thriving big cities and quaint small towns, the East Coast is full of options. Fortunately, Best Places Now has put together a list of the ten best places to live in on the East Coast, making the decision a little easier.
1. New York City, New York
With New York City being the big apple of the United States, it’s no surprise that it’s voted as the best place to live on the East Coast. However, despite being such a large city, New York City has a cluster of small towns located throughout, many of which offer a sense of community without taking away from the excitement and ambiance of the big city.
2. Avalon, New Jersey
Jersey Shore is known for a lot of things, and Avalon should be one of them. Relocating to this area comes with a beautiful change in seasons, along with ever-changing opportunities that come with the summer. Avalon is a popular summer retreat, bringing plenty of excitement and events to the area, without the boisterous boardwalk.
3. Chestertown, Maryland
While everyone else is talking about moving to a major city, you’re looking for a small, charming town to call your own. Chestertown, Maryland home to approximately 6,000 residents, is full of rich architecture, history and community. The homes are restored Colonials instead of modern cookie-cutters, the stores are owned by locals and the luxuries of a larger city are a short drive away.
4. Lenoir, North Carolina
Choosing between the two “Carolina’s” can be tough, but if you’re looking for a city that has that old-time feel, Lenoir, North Carolina is the place to be. This Eastern city is all about the traditional ways of living. It’s based on local resources, has a strong sense of community, and a slow pace that allows you to actually stop and appreciate all the nature, history and art surrounding you at any given time.
5. Bluehill, Maine
Despite often being recognized for being one of the only states that’s more northern than some Canadian cities, Maine has a lot more to offer, especially in Bluehill, a town lined by a 26-mile coastline. This city is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, providing the perfect outdoor playground for boating, kayaking, water sports, hiking, camping, and more.
6. Plymouth, New Hampshire
For anyone looking to escape the concrete jungle, Plymouth, New Hampshire is an excellent place to relocate to. Located in the deep forest of the east coast, Plymouth is rich in nature and all the benefits that come with it. From natural amenities to recreational opportunities, to diverse culture, and much more, Plymouth is a great place to call home.
7. Charlottesville, Virginia
Forget Southern hospitality. It’s all about Eastern hospitality when you move to Charlottesville, Virginia. Nicknamed as “America’s Happiest City”, Charlottetown has that small-town vibe many people dream of. It’s also considered to be one of the healthiest places in the United States, offering plenty of outdoor activities that’ll keep you fit, while also providing plenty of cuisine options that’ll keep you satisfied.
8. Boston, Massachusetts
For anyone interested in living in a big city full of opportunities without feeling like they’re living in a concrete jungle, Boston, Massachusetts is definitely an East Coast city to consider. Unlike other major cities, Boston has all the luxuries of a big city, such as amazing public transportation and some of the best universities and healthcare services out there, without falling short on nature and green space. One of the most popular hangout spots in Boston is the 15-acre park that is often used to host various events such as festivals and concerts.
9. Charleston, South Carolina
If you’re looking to move to a new area that’s surrounded by nature, Charleston in South Carolina is definitely a place to consider. This 300-year-old city is full of history and beautiful scenery that can be found throughout. The downtown core is framed by two rivers and the harbor has long been known for being the largest seaports on the East coast.
10. Washington, DC
Washington, DC has made it on a lot of lists for the best places to live as of recently, and while it’s easy to assume this city to be a political hot spot, don’t be mistaken. Washington is known for having a vast selection of opportunities for career, lifestyle and entertainment, with a strong appreciation for culture and arts.
The only hard part left to do is packing up your home to relocate to another one, but of course, we can take care of that for you. Bekins Moving Solutions offers various options for all types of moves – yes, even if you’re moving across the state, country or even the world.